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The Views Framework project can be accelerated with your support

You can help move Views and Framework forward by purchasing products and subscriptions listed below. Communicate with us directly by e-mail or phone about other ways to contribute and get involved, especially if you skilled in the following areas: Programming and web design, technical writing, blogging, editing and electronic publishing. We are looking for specific expertise in semiconductor layout and asynchronous delay-insensitive standard-cells and PDK cell development. e-mail to our contact link above and feel free to communicate about related issues.

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* web hosted cloud computing server development accounts with support for client side hardware based secure access, sharing and collaboration.
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The Windows based Framework versions are available as a part of a development subscription package. Subscriptions to Framework include Windows development tools as well as a web based account which can be used for cloud computing development as well as commercial hosting.

A Framework development and hosting web account include the latest web based tools such as SQL and Java Tomcat servers, CMS (Drupal, Wordpress and Joomla), Calendar and e-mail collaboration tools and mobile and etc. Subscriptions include unlimited support for usage and programming including review of source code as well as consulting related to Windows and Cloud Computing development and design.

While current Windows based version of Framework offer full compatibility with FRED programs and LLI loadable modules (Low Level Interface C and ASM modules documented in the Ashton-Tate Framework Developer's Toolkit) written for Ashton-Tate DOS-based versions), Framework II (1985), Framework III (1988), and Framework IV (1991), Windows-based Framework and FRED versions were extend with full Windows integration and API (Application Interface Programming) FRED calls via Windows DLL's as well as direct calls to windows programs. FRED calls to Windows DLL is making it possible to call Windows API functions sending parameters and receiving returned values just as FRED functions. FRED functions (and Framework macros) can call Windows based programs with parameters while FRED functions such as @cutpaste transparently operate and share the Windows copy general buffer with all other Windows programs.

The same is also true for the four Framework build-in input key methods used as keys as well as in @pk (@performkeys): Cut (Shift-F8), Paste (Shift-F7), Append to the copy buffer(Shift-F9) and Edit the copy buffer (Shift-F2) which transparently update the Windows' copy buffer making two-way copying between Framework and Windows programs transparent.

While in Framework a single right mouse click on selected text or inside a file cabinet operate the shift-7 key which cuts the selected text or the selected file/directory full path name to the Windows copy buffer making it available to be pasted into any Windows program (typically with Ctrl-V or by using the right click menu Paste). Any text copied or pasted in a Windows program can be pasted into Framework by pressing Shift-F8, by calling the FRED @cutpaste function, or by operating any of the cut-paste buffer keys mentioned above.

The Windows-based Framework versions are also fully back-compatible with Libraries, Macros and dictionary files of DOS-based Framework versions. However, the number of Framework key names was increased from 64 to 128 and additional macro names were added. In DOS-based Framework the only macro name alowed were the Alt-key combinations. Windows-based Framework allow four additional key-combinations as macro names in addtion to the Alt-key combination, those are: Ctrl-Alt-key, Ctrl-Shift-key, Alt-Shift-Key, and Ctrl-Alt-Shift-key. Like all FRED key names the new key names can be filtered by the @keyfilter function.

Windows-based Framework provides a simple keyboard setup file which allow users to redirect any key or key combination to any character or FRED key group (FRED key name). In addition built-in new FRED functions make it possible to freely and dynamically perform the same redirection of keys and keys combinations dynamically, while Framework is running. (see

Windows-based Framework can call other Windows programs such as browsers and FTP applications which can be directed to perform tasks such as going to a specific website or to perform specific file transfers. Windows DLL's that can be called as FRED functions can be created with any Windows compiler such as Visual C or visual basic. Framework subscription packages include the FrameworkPascal compiler with model DLL's as well as model programs written in c.